It's all my sister's fault. She's living in England for 10 months, and for my birthday she blew me away by organising a necklace to be made and posted to me by Victoria Edgar, a childhood friend. I am now sitting on my debit card, chanting, "AFTER the house, AFTER the house, AFTER the house" to myself. How can I be greedy when I already have an amazing necklace to swank around to all THE best DnD games and Pink Floyd parties? And funerals. I'm sure it's a mark of respect to show up like elf royalty.
I don't think that reverance or respect for the dead needs the dead to be hidden from sight completely. It is the attitude that you bring, as a witness to a dead body, that matters, not the display and witnessing of a dead body, per se.